CRP 4160 - Rome Workshop
Spring. 6 credits.
Enrollment limited to: Cornell in Rome participants only. Offered in Rome. URS majors must take course for letter grade; S-U grading-basis available only to non-majors.
This course focuses on the city as a system through the analysis of (1) a set of neighborhoods and (2) issues affecting these neighborhoods. We will consider the relationship of these neighborhoods and issues to the functioning of the contemporary city of Rome and the wellbeing of its residents. During the first half of the semester, students work in groups to learn about a particular neighborhood through a variety of methods. For the second half of the semester, student groups select and analyze a policy issue based on their neighborhood studies. The course will consider issues relating to infrastructure, provision of services, urban design, social inclusion, economic development and governance.
Readings will orient students to the main theoretical issues, provide background for fieldwork in the neighborhoods, and prepare students for the major field trips.
The structure of this course will emphasize fieldwork and experiential learning that is supported with readings, class discussions and lectures. Field activities will take place during scheduled class times plus supplemental hours that are scheduled informally for an average of 12 hours per week, in addition to time spent on reading, writing, and the field trips. Students should expect to spend 20-25 hours per week total on the workshop.
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